Benrinnes 9 SMWS (36.96 – Chocolate Cake Cookie) [Link to SMWS]
Apparently I forgot to take a picture!
Cask Type: First-fill ex-Bourbon
Colour: Pale straw
Nose: Pineapple, minty, malt, almond, perfume, chocolate, citrus, butter popcorn, banana popsicle
Palate: Pepper, ginger, pear, butter, caramel, lemon, vanilla, mineral, salt
Finish: Medium+ finish, lemon, ginger, charcoal
Very welcoming nose of tropical fruit, mint, almond, and chocolate. The palate is the highlight of this dram, oily and lush, kick of spice to start things off, followed by nice confectionary of butter, caramel, lemon, and vanilla, almost like a cupcake. I am impressed by this, it doesn’t try to hide its youthfulness, but it doesn’t come off as brash as I would think a 9 year old be. I wish to try more Benrinnes, especially the sherry cask ones.